I’m really excited that today (on Christmas day, to be specific) I opened up my mailbox and found a new book sent to me to review for the blog. The book came just at the right moment, after endless weeks of griping on my part about the difficulty of raising empowered girls during the Christmas season. I’ve had enough of the pink boxes, dolls, and princesses.
The book “Princess Recovery: A How to Guide to Raising Strong, Empowered Girls Who Can Create Their Own Happily Ever Afters” is an absolute miracle in my life at the moment. A six year old princess has suddenly landed in my life. She wants boyfriend and makeup. She wants high heels and dolls. And she apparently wants everything princess. She cares more about how she looks than learning how to read.
Coincidentally I had a conversation this morning with my boyfriend about whether it was possible to save a girl once they have already bought into being disempowered. I was questioning if the princess syndrome can be cured if it had already been cultivated by a prior caregiver. Do I have a chance in the next couple of years to nurture a young girl who will feel empowered to take care of herself? Or has the princess mindset permanently set in?
I just read the introduction and I’m already ecstatic that I can turn around this mindset in my six year old niece. It’s already 9:00 at night and I have a feeling that I will be up all night long reading this book. And I think it’s going to be one of those books that I really want to share with other women. Don’t you just think it sounds like a fabulous book??